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Earn your church or organization complimentary tickets to participating theme parks and attractions by packing shoeboxes!

The coronavirus pandemic has caused suffering and fear for children around the world. Now more than ever, boys and girls need hope. By prayerfully packing Operation Christmas Child shoebox gifts, you can join us in bringing the message of eternal hope to these precious little ones and their families.

Participating in this Samaritan’s Purse project is easy, whether your church is meeting in person or online. Pack and drop-off shoebox gifts or Build a Shoebox Online! The more shoeboxes you complete, the more tickets your church earns. Select a church representative to sign up for the Shoebox Challenge by November 1.

How To Participate In The Shoebox Challenge

Step 1: Register

August 30 - November 1

Register your organization online to qualify to earn complimentary tickets.

Learn How


Step 2: Report

November 15 - December 15

Report the number of shoeboxes that your organization has collected online.

Learn How

Step 3: Claim

January 24 - March 1

After reporting all of your shoeboxes, claim your earned tickets.

Learn How

Earn Tickets To Amazing Attractions

Hippos in the water

Camden, NJ

Adventure Aquarium is just minutes from downtown Philadelphia on the Camden Waterfront and features one-of-a-kind exhibits with more than 15,000 aquatic species throughout two million gallons of water. The Aquarium is home to the largest collection of sharks on the East Coast, including the only great hammerhead shark on exhibit.

Pine Mountain, GA

Callaway Resort & Gardens in Pine Mountain, GA, is a truly unique destination that families, couples, and friends have enjoyed together for decades. It all started in 1952 with a family and their desire to share their special retreat with the public. It was just too beautiful for only one family to enjoy.

Wild Eagle at Dollywood

Pigeon Forge, TN

Dollywood offers you the chance to immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the Smoky Mountains and the incredible spirit of its people, all at a ploace fun for all ages. We invite you to taste award-winning recipes, experience heart-pounding thrills and witness incredible performances sure to become memories you'll treasure always.

Louisville, KY

Kentucky Kingdom has something for everyone in the family to enjoy and a friendly and welcoming staff that strives to provide the best in guest service. The park’s terrific mix of more than 70 rides and attractions includes five world-class roller coasters and dozens of thrill rides and classic favorites.

Washington, D.C.

Museum of the Bible is a global, innovative, educational institution whose purpose is to invite all people to engage with the transformative power of the Bible.

Newport Aquarium

Newport, KY

Newport Aquarium is located only two minutes from downtown Cincinnati at Newport on the Levee. It showcases thousands of animals from around the world in a million gallons of water. The Aquarium is open to the public 365 days a year.

Silver Dollar City

Branson, MO

Silver Dollar City is an award-winning 1880s-style theme park located in Branson, Missouri, that features over 40 thrilling rides & attractions, live shows & concerts, 100 resident craftsmen demonstrating America’s heritage crafts, 18 award-winning restaurants and 60 unique shops – all sitting atop one of Missouri’s deepest caves.

Wild Adventures

Valdosta, GA

Wild Adventures in Valdosta, GA is a Theme Park, Waterpark and Animal Park - all in one. Enjoy thrilling rides and roller coasters for all ages, hundreds of exotic animals, shows and all-star concerts each season. Take a break from your daily routine and give your family a much-needed affordable Georgia vacation at Wild Adventures.